McAuley Community Services for Women provides much needed services for women and their children who are escaping family violence, and for women who are homeless.

Following in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley – foundress of the Sisters of Mercy – we offer welcoming crisis and longer term accommodation, vital employment services, social and recreational support and children's services.

Our services include:

  • a 24/7 safe house which provides crisis accommodation to women and children who are escaping family violence
  • McAuley House a unique and ground-breaking approach to homelessness services for women
  • a specialist employment program which provides intensive support for women who've been homeless or experienced family violence to find and sustain work
  • children's programs - early intervention services to address the trauma that children experience when they are exposed to family violence
  • Engage to change - an innovative preventative education program helping employers and their employees  proactively address family violence in the workplace.

In the case of emergency please call POLICE 000. To access crisis accommodation call 1800 015 188

'Women matters' December

Our December 2017 enewsletter has highlights from our annual report, a story on how we helped a young mum get work, and an amazing contribution from Green Acres golf club.

A new job for Amber

Read about how Amber, a young mum who has faced many life challenges, is now thriving in a new job which has boosted her confidence and self-esteem as well as bringing her new friends.

From the CEO

With 2017 drawing to a close, there is much to celebrate, yet as always we know there is plenty more to do. Read more about this year's highlights from our CEO Jocelyn Bignold.